The RODE Podcaster microphone is based on the Rode Broadcaster microphone, winner of the Radio World/US National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) "What's Cool" award. The Rode Broadcaster has become an industry standard when studio sound quality is required for on-air applications. The Podcaster mic was specifically designed for computer recording applications where wide frequency response and low distortion are demanded. The Podcaster makes digital recording "plug and play" easy for both Mac and PC with built-in A/D conversion and USB connection.
The Rode Podcaster offers an end-address configuration, the clarity of Rode's EQed-for-voice frequency response, an "ON" LED, a direct headphone amp 3.5mm jack ouput on the Podcaster body with volume control, and of course very low self noise that we expect from Rode. The microphone offers a switchable high-pass filter and comes complete with a 5M USB cable. Optional extras include a shock mounting system and soon-to-be-released Anglepoise style table mount arm.
Since the Podcaster is USB compliant, by simply connecting your USB cable to the mic and your PC or Mac, you will be able to record using the standard audio interface controls in your operating system. Installing the free Rode software available on the Podcaster website will offer more professional recording control.